Many of us learned to be "good girls," meaning that we understood that our purpose was to please others and not to please ourselves. Layered in with this teaching were messages about sex and sexuality.
We didn't want to be chewed gum or a licked cupcake. We wanted to keep ourselves safe from the sexual urges of the opposite sex. And, of course, not to be sexual ourselves; that was associated with sinning.
While these messages were likely intended to keep us safe, they did so at a cost,
which usually reveals itself in the marriage bed. What does a good girl do with sex?
In this panel discussion from Daughters of Mormonism, Sybil, Amelia, Sara, Heather, and Jenni discuss their experiences with and the causes and effects of Good Girl Syndrome.